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Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes
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Habitat: Open habitats interspersed with brushy shelter.

Description: Small, and slender with a very bushy tail.  Color ranges from tan, to grey or reddish.  They all have a white tipped tail, and black ears and forelegs.

Size: 90-113cm long, 3.6-5.8kg

Diet: small rodents, rabbits and birds in winter along with bird eggs, fruits, and berries in the summer.

Fun Facts: Foxes are often seen near roads or houses, because their main predator, the coyote, will not follow them there.

Source: Pattie, D. and C. Fisher. 1999. Mammals of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing.

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Acmon Blue
Plebejus acmon

Habitat:  These butterflies love to lounge by mud puddles

Description:  The Acmon Blue is very similar in appearance to the Melissa Blue.  Both species have dull undersides with an orange band and bright blue inner wings.  However the Acmon blue is typically smaller in size and also has orange band across the inside of its hind wing.

Size:  20-25mm

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